'Best Signing Spurs Could Make' - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to huge reported development
Harry Kane is flourishing under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho at Tottenham — and now is the right time to sign a new deal.
That is according to former Celtic, West Ham and Aston Villa forward Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs amid reports that the England captain is in talks with Spurs over a new deal.
The 27-year-old signed a six-year deal in 2018 and is Spurs second-highest earner after on-loan Gareth Bale.
But chairman Daniel Levy appears to be mindful of keeping his star man happy, with an increase on his £200,000 a week wages tabled.
McAvennie believes that Kane has gone from strength to strength under Mourinho and that tying him down to a new deal would be a huge boost for the club.
“I think he would be the best signing they could make in January,” he told Football Insider.
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“He is showing everyone a different side of his game now. He looks like he is thriving under Jose Mourinho.
“They have a chance to win a cup now, they’re in the final and if they win that, it will help. Who is to say they will not beat Manchester City?
“Mourinho has got that team all working for each other and you cannot ask for more than that.”
Kane has scored 205 times in Spurs colours and has once again been electric this campaign.
He has found new levels in his partnership with Son Heung-Min, with the pair set to break Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton’s long-standing record for number of assists between two players in a single season.
In other news, a Tottenham superstar has rejected a mega-money new contract.